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Wills (ERO D/ACR 17/229 Dan Newman 1773)

15.2.1773 (Monday 15 February 1773)

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in the name of god amen I Dan Newman of the said parish of Earls Colne in the said county of Essex yeoman late a farmer by occupation being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and perfect memory thanks be to god therefore do make or ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking all other former wills by me heretofore made first I commit my soul into the hands of almighty god hoping to have free pardon of all my sins and my body I give to the earth to be decently buried and as to that worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with I dispose thereof as followeth viz I give and bequeath all my frank or freehold house or if any be customary with the orchard gardens and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging standing and being in the said parish of Earls Clone in the abovesaid county and in the tenure or occupation of my own hands and commonly called by the name of Tillwicks Burnthouse or Wades this I give to be sold after my decease by my executors hereinafter names also I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eliz Newman the sum of 34li of good and lawful money of Great Britain within six months after my decease also I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eliz Newman after my abovesaid house is sold all the interest of the money that arise from my said house when it is sold and all the interest of my said money that is out at use as long as she live or be alive but now my will and meaning is after my said wife Eliz Newman decease I dispose thereof as followeth I give and bequeath unto Thos Miller's three children of the said parish of Messing in the abovesaid county the sum of 40li of good and lawful money of Great Britain to have it within six months after my wife Eliz Newman decease share and share alike also I give and bequeath unto Sam Backhouse two children that he had by his first wife of the said parish Ipswich in the said county of Suffolk the sum of 28li of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid them within six months after my said wife Eliz Newman decease share and share alike also I give and bequeath unto Ann Bennett's three children the sum of 42li of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid them within six months after my wife Eliz Newman decease share and share alike also I give and bequeath unto Francis Halledy carpenter of the said parish of Colne Engain in the abovesaid county the sum of 10li of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid him within six months after my wife Eliz Newman decease also I give and bequeath unto Jn Halledy of the said parish of Braintree in the abovesaid county shoemaker the sum of 14li of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid within six months after my wife Eliz Newman but now my will is that if any of my relations abovesaid should die before it become due I would have it be devised share and share like between all them that are living also I give unto Jn Bryant of the said parish of White Colne in the abovesaid county a farmer the sum of 5li of money for to act as one of my executors of this my last will lastly I do constitute and appoint my loving wife Eliz Newman of the said parish of Earls Colne in the abovesaid county and Jn Bryant of the said parish of White Colne in the abovesaid county a farmer to be my executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have to the 15.2.1773 set my hand and seal Dan Newman (Mark) signed sealed and declared by the above Dan Newman the testator in the presence of us as witnesses thereto Geo Peach Jn Bullard mark Eliz Brewer